Riannon Walsh, noted whisky expert and longtime consultant to the spirits industry, debuts The Revivalist Gins™, a grain to bottle collection of four innovative and handcrafted expressions: Equinox, Summertide, Harvest, and Solstice. These exceptional gins make up the inaugural portfolio of small batch spirits from new micro distillery enterprise, Brandywine Branch Distillers, located in Pennsylvania’s bucolic Chester County.
Jos. A. Magnus & Co. announces the relaunch of Murray Hill Club Whiskey – a blended bourbon made from whiskeys ranging in age from 9-18 years. Joseph Magnus' Murray Hill Club Whiskey, first introduced in 1892, was reportedly one of the finest whiskeys on the market prior to Prohibition. The relaunched product was created using blending techniques that were regularly employed in Magnus' era but were largely lost with Prohibition.
Maison Ferrand, the house that produces Plantation Rum, is the only company to receive this prestigious honor two times at Tales of the Cocktail. In 2012, Maison Ferrand won Best New Product for Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula Cognac and in 2013, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao was a finalist for the same award.
Wickersham is a private investor, member of the California State Bar, and a portfolio advisor to Glenbrook Capital, a fund that invests primarily in emerging growth companies. A resident of London, England, and Portland, Oregon, he serves as the Vice Chairman of S&W Seed Company ("SANW") and was Chairman from October 2009, leading its IPO in May 2010.
Smith’s selection of “Little Red Corvette” by beloved Minnesota musician Prince won over the judging panel and earned him a trip to Louisville, Ky. to visit the Copper & Kings American brandy distillery and attend the Forecastle Music Festival last weekend. Smith was one of 11 finalists from around the U.S. including bartenders from Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee takes the "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle" environmentalist mantra to a whole new level. By resting a proprietary bourbon blend in casks that had previously been used to age fine Cognac, they have extended the Belle Meade Bourbon brand, debuting a new product of unmistakable quality and character, to begin release through the month of July 2016.
Allisa Henley comes to Popcorn Sutton from Diageo’s George Dickel Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee, where she worked for more than 11 years in a variety of positions, including most recently as the facility’s Distiller.
Alacran XA uses 100% Weber Blue agave from 7-10 years old harvested in the highlands of Los Altos in Jalisco.
The Inchmurrin Island Collection whiskies are packaged in 750 ml bottles at 46% ABV and are non-chill filtered.
Our/Los Angeles is born of a partnership between Steven Ocheltree and Tyler Simmons —co-founders of creative agency Sew— and Pernod Ricard's Our/Vodka brand, which teams up with local entrepreneurs around the world to give select cities their own vodka.
Luxco announced the brand refresh of David Nicholson 1843 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and the launch of David Nicholson Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Dutch & Dewey Distillery, a small-batch, sustainably run producer, distiller, and bottler, announces the launch of its Horse Mountain Gin, a premium, handcrafted 96 proof dry gin that balances the classic juniper character of London Dry with the bright, citrus notes of New Western style.
Mixwell Premium Sodas, a line of premium sodas developed for mixing, is launching in Las Vegas. The bartender-focused brand will be available thru Southern Wine and Spirits.
Powell & Mahoney dominated the “Carbonated Mixer” category and beat out several competitors with their new line of Sparkling Cocktail Mixers – having won “Best in Class” for their Mojito, a gold medal for Ginger Beer, silver for Spiced Grapefruit Tonic, and bronze for Tonic.